Monday, January 7, 2013
City officials cited several factors for temporarily lifting the ban, including milder weather.
City officials cited several reasons for the recent decision to temporarily lift the overnight parking ban, including milder winters and accommodating residents who don't have dedicated off-street parking, according to interviews and meeting minutes. The Traffic Commission, which oversees parking policies in Waltham, temporarily lifted the ban until May when it plans to review the policy again. The Commission approved the decision on at its Dec. 19 meeting. The Commission is leaning toward permanently eliminating the parking ban, according to its chairman, Frank Lombardo. The ban typically prohibits on-street parking between 2 and 6 a.m. on most streets. With the ban lifted, motorists must still leave at least 10 feet of road open to …
Friday, January 4, 2013
The Traffic Commission is leaning toward permanently abolishing the overnight parking ban.
The overnight parking ban in Waltham has been lifted, at least until May, according to the Traffic Commission. At its Dec. 19 meeting, the commission voted to stop enforcing the ban until its May meeting when it plans to revisit the issue, according to Traffic Commission Chairman Frank Lombardo. The commission, he said, is leaning toward permanently abolishing the overnight parking ban, Lombardo told Waltham Patch. The parking ban typically prohibits cars from parking on most city streets between 2 and 6 a.m. Lombardo cited more mild winter weather among several reasons for lifting the ban. Despite the moratorium, motorists are still required to leave at least 10 feet of road open to allow emergency vehicles to pass through, Lombardo …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Take our poll!
Moody Street business owners are pushing for lower parking rates for themselves, saying it could benefit not just themselves, but the whole area. What do you think? Should they pay lower rates? Take our poll below and feel free to leave a comment!
Monday, April 30, 2012
Business owners say current parking setup burdens them.
Moody Street business owners are pushing to reduce the fee they pay to park in city-owned lots. Basically, the business owners are supporting a petition to lower the $350 annual parking sticker fee to park in a city-owned lot at an all-day meter to $175, according to Kari Spriggs, manager of Albert’s Photo Studio located on Moody Street. Only business owners with certified business licenses could benefit from the lower fee, according to Spriggs. Spriggs said many Moody Street business owners believe the current rate is excessive and causes parking problems for owners. “My husband,” who Spriggs said owns the photo studio, “likes to say it’s highway robbery.” Traffic Commission clerk Frank Lombardo, in an interview with Waltham Patch, did …
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Stay tuned for next's week news.
We will have a story about the potential changes to business owner parking on Moody Street. We will have a story on a cool Waltham kind who loves dropping beats. We will also have a story on reactions to the proposal to issue more liquor licenses in the city. And we will have any breaking news that happens in Waltham.